Tuesday is the day off for NFL players, the one-day respite from meetings and practices and lifting and working. It’s the day they use to squeeze life in.
For Cardinals tight end Todd Heap, it meant a cross-country flight to remember the life of his old boss.
The former Ravens first-round pick swung by the locker room last night to see some old teammates after their Monday Night Football win over the Bengals, but made the trip to pay his respects to late Ravens owner Art Modell, who died last Thursday.
“It’s very important for me to say goodbye,” Heap told the Baltimore Sun. “I have so many great memories of Art. He was just a great guy all-around. He meant so much to this community and this organization, but he meant a lot to me personally.
“He was just a great man, a great leader, a great example, an uplifting guy. He was always making people smile. I just have so many great memories of him.”
Modell’s funeral will be held this morning at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation.